Rembrandt has strongly influenced art over centuries. Not only through his masterpieces but also through his work as a teacher. The knowledge he taught his students was adopted by them. They incorporated it into their own art and passed it on to those who came after them. In this way, the universal messages inscribed in his paintings have also been passed on. Art that directly or indirectly bears Rembrandt‘s influence can therefore be found in every epoch of art history – until today. But why was Rembrandt such a great teacher for human kind? What makes the old master still so relevant in the 21st century? And what can we still learn from him today? Together with the world‘s largest collector of Rembrandt and his pupils, Thomas Kaplan, contemporary artists and art experts, the film goes on the trail of Rembrandt – from Leiden to Amsterdam, to London, Paris and New York – and tells the story of the great master and those who followed him. Script & Direction: Frauke Schlieckau. A Bottega Berlin Production. In cooperation with The Leiden Collection.